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Dr. Jin-Rong Zhou

Department of Surgery
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
330 Brookline Avenue, DA-881, Boston, MA

Brief Biography:

Dr. Zhou received a Ph.D. degree in Nutritional Sciences in 1994 from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, a postdoctoral training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School from 1994-1996 and a National Research Service Award from National Institutes of Health 1996-1999.  Dr. Zhou is an Associate Professor in Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, and is the Director of Nutrition/Metabolism Laboratory at Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Dr. Zhou’s research priority is to investigate the complex issues dealing with nutrition and health. The long-term goal of his research is to identify bioactive dietary and nutritional components and the active components in Chinese herbal medicines for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, such as cancer and obesity/diabetes.

Dr. Zhou’s research has been widely supported by several funding organizations. Since 1996, he has been the principal investigator or co-investigator on 30 grants from different scientific funding agencies and industry from local, national and international resources, such as National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, American Institute for Cancer Research, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation and Nichimo Company in Japan. Dr. Zhou has published about 60 peer-reviewed original research papers, review papers and book chapters/editorials.  Dr. Zhou has been the member/ad hoc member in 20 study sections and special emphasis panels in the NIH since 2001. Dr. Zhou has served the grant review panels for USDA, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the James & Esther King Biomedical Research Program and the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program review panel in Florida Department of Public Health. Dr. Zhou has also served as the international review panel members for Italian Association for Cancer Research, Israel Science Foundation, Singapore National Medical Research Council and National Science Foundation of China.  Dr. Zhou has served as the reviewer for about 30 scientific journals, the Guest Editor for American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the Managing Editor for Frontiers in Biosciences and the Field Editor for the Functional Foods in Health and Disease, and the Editorial Board for Clinical Medicine: Endocrinology and Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolism Insights, Chinese Journal of Surgical Oncology and Single Cell Protein: Microorganisms.


Academic positions:

Associate Professor in Surgery, Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Director of Nutrition/Metabolism Laboratory, Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Research interests:

Cancer prevention, nutrition, metabolic syndrome, dietary bioactive components, functional foods, complementary and alternative medicine, Chinese herbal medicine 


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